After installing upgraded turbochargers from www.timsturbos.com, we're back on the chassis dynamometer to retune for the new power.
The car currently holds a SCTA Record at Bonneville for Altered Coupes running 500" or greater, forced induction engines: 241mph. It only needs another 5mph to qualify for entry into the 200mph Club at Bonneville, which is a difficult accomplishment.
Thus, We added exactly 100hp and 100 ft-lbs of torque to the wheels, this time carrying it all the way to 7000RPM.
This is a 515 cubic inch Merlin Big Block chevy. Megasquirt EFI with 150lb/hr injectors, a pair of modified GT38 turbochargers, external wastegates, custom air-to-water Intercooler.
This car is built for landspeed racing.
1953 Studebaker on the Dyno
1953 Studebaker with a souped up 289 Studebaker V8 bored out to 302ci.
This one has a custom intake with side draft Weber carbs. Hear the roar of
a true Studebaker V8 through Avanti style glass-pack mufflers.
Turbo MegaSquirt Studebaker gets a record @ SpeedWeek 2008
Gary Hart and crew (Mike and Richard Collison along with Mike's wife
Shirley, Gary's wife Sandy, and Jerry Hoffmann) headed back out to the land
of wide open salt at Bonneville Raceway this year for SpeedWeek 2008 to try
again for the AA/BGALT record, and this time Gary brings it home! Check
this video out for an in car view of the record breaking pass, complete
with overlay of the radio calls made of the times as they were called out.
The car is a 53 Studebaker with a 515ci big-block Merlin and twin Garrett
turbo's. Put down just over 700whp and
about 750wtq on a MustangDyno at 10psi and we
had the Boost at 13.5psi for this
record run so you could add another 100 or so to both of those numbers, at
See the web page linked above for more info on the car, or this page for
more details on our trip to SpeedWeek 2008 and the process of what it took
to get the record, and then step it up even faster (he took the same record twice this
Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Dyno - 1042RWHP
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A twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo
Superleggera on Dyno
at Heffner Performance. TT SL. This is not an Underground Racing car.
Temperature = 105*
Humidity = 20%
Studebaker startup after 17 years
I found this 54 Studebaker in a driveway in Martinez CA. in 1999. This is
the same car shown later in "My dad's old Studebaker", which, by the way,
isn't really his dad's old car. His dad's car went to a close friend of